Stroke Patients May Face Increased Risk of Suicide

April 8, 2015 6:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke patients are at significantly increased risk of suicide, especially during the first two years following the brain attack, a new Swedish study shows.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 220,000 people in Sweden who suffered a stroke between 2001 and 2012. They found that stroke patients were up to twice as likely to commit suicide as people in the general population, and the risk of attempted suicide was highest in the first two years after ...

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